The goal of the study is to test the efficacy of a dietary intervention in inducing clinical response and remission for patients with Crohn's disease in a randomized controlled trial. The intervention diet: DAIN has been adapted from the Inflammatory Bowel Disease Anti-Inflammatory Diet or IBD-AID™ taking into account the food availability and preferences of Puerto Ricans. DAIN also includes traditional foods commonly consumed in the typical Puerto Rican diet while maintaining the fundamental components of the IBD-AID™.
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|Eligible Ages||21 Years - 65 Years|
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|University of Massachusetts, Worcester|
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|Ana L Maldonado-Contreras, PhD|
|Principal Investigator Affiliation||University of Massachusetts Chan Medical School|
Category of organization(s) involved as sponsor (and collaborator) supporting the trial.
|Countries||Puerto Rico, United States|
The disease, disorder, syndrome, illness, or injury that is being studied.
Crohn's disease is a chronic recurrent inflammatory disorder of the gastrointestinal that results from an inappropriate inflammatory response to an altered gut microbiome (i.e., dysbiosis). Diet is the main driver of microbiome composition. Diet also has been increasingly recognized as a cost-effective strategy to induce remission in pediatric and adult patients with Crohn's disease but diets that can substitute traditional and locally available foods among Puerto Ricans have not been explored. DAIN, a newly created dietary program, incorporates an extensive patient curriculum of recipes and menus adapted to the local availability and food preferences of Puerto Rican patients with Crohn's disease. This study aims to address three questions: whether DAIN a diet adapted to Puerto Rican patients with Crohn's disease, can: 1) induce clinical response and remission; 2) change the inflammatory tone, and 3) revert dysbiosis in Crohn's disease patients. Participants will be randomized 1:1 ratio into two arms:
Experimental: Arm1: Crohn's disease patients + DAIN
Participants will have 10 weeks of DAIN intervention (From week 1 to week 10)
No Intervention: Arm 2: Crohn's disease patients no intervention
Participants will continue consuming their usual diet, with no intervention
Other: - DAIN
Participants in the experimental arm will have access to the newly created DAIN curriculum including menus, recipes, and recorded 'how to' recipes. Participants in the experimental arm will also have once-per-week dietary counseling with DAIN-trained nutritionists and monthly cooking classes with a DAIN-trained chef.
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Active, not recruiting
University of Massachusetts Chan MedicaL School
Worcester, Massachusetts, 01605
University of Puerto Rico
San Juan, , 00935
Esther Torres, MD